The Principal Social Work (adults) network is co-ordinated by Colin Ashcroft Principal Social Worker and Organisational Development Manager, Cheshire West and Chester Council and provides peer support to PSWs in each authority. It will monitor the implementation of employer and practice standards for adult social work in the region and provide a key regional link to the national network and the office of the Chief Social Worker in the DH. It will develop a key professional link to the range of ADASS networks and groups and be formally represented on the ADASS Workforce Group chaired by Sharon Barber, Assistant Director, Wigan Council. It will also link in to the Learn to Care (workforce leads network) and the regional Social Work Forum facilitated by Skills for Care.
For further information please contact : Colin Ashcroft
Policing & Crime Act 2017 : MHA Briefing
A summary of changes to the MHA1983 brought about by the Policing & Crime Act 2017 is available Here